There are quite a few of us who consider juicing to be a boring daily chores while others find it as refreshing and something that should be welcomed.
However, at the end of the day juicing is indeed a great option to become fit provided you find out ways and means to do it naturally and by yourself instead of depending on products over the counter.
This is because the juice products available in the market are certainly processed and treated to increase their shelf life. Hence, there is no doubt that home made juices are a much better alternative.
Juicing: The Main Health Benefits?There are however certain important things that should be kept in mind while you are making juice in the home.
- It is important to consume the juice immediately it is ready. Letting it rest in your refrigerator or outside will only help the growth of pathogens. Further when exposed to atmosphere almost all juices lose their nutritional value and freshness quite rapidly.
- At the same time it may also not be advisable to restrict juicing just to fresh fruits alone. This is because there are a number of fruits which are low in fiber content but low in fiber. Use of such juice may be counter productive and could lead to weight gain and diabetes.
- It would be a better idea to have a mix of both fruits and vegetables which can certainly help you to come up with a very healthy yet delicious mix. You would also do well to mix this up with some lean protein and fat which are good for the body.
Regular consumption of home made and well thought out juices helps the body to get almost all the nutrition and it also provides the much needed source of fiber that is very important for our overall health and well being. Fiber helps in better absorption of nutrients into the body system without putting too much pressure on our digestive system. There are many who are not favorably inclined to eating fruits and vegetables and for such persons juicing is indeed a much better option.
Many of the juicing recipes include those parts of fruits and vegetables which in the normal circumstances we tend to discard and throw away as rubbish. This is because various portions of fruits and vegetables such as peelings, seeks, and pits are rich sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants apart from being rich in fiber. On the contrary processed juices are made after a heating and cooling process which takes away a lot of vital nutrition. But without processing it would be impossible to increase the shelf life of the juices. If you wish to keep the vital enzymes intact it is better to go in for juicing rather than buying it across the counter.
There are a number of health benefits that are associated with juicing and drinking a good beetroot combination regularly:
- Can prevent a number of illnesses like heart diseases, strokes, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This is because beetroot is a rich source of the chemical known as nitrate which plays a big role in reducing blood pressure dramatically provided it is taken regularly. Tomato juice is also a very useful in reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. However since potassium content is high in this juice it should be taken with care. Apart from preventing heart diseases it can also help in preventing diabetes and blood sugar. Tomatoes when taken in juice form helps reducing the risk of various forms of cancer and coronary heart diseases. This is because of the presence of two important components calls lycopene and carotenoid.
There are other fruits and vegetables which taken in the juice form can certainly be very helpful. A few such examples are collards green, parsley, spinach, kale, Chinese broccoli, chard, carrots, cauliflower, green pepper, cucumber, lettuce, sweet potatoes and celery.
Taking them in the right combination regularly will help the body to maintain the chemical balance which will help in proper functioning of the body. Hence, regular consumption of juices that are home made is filled with a number of benefits.